Small Crimes

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Crooked cop Joe Denton gets out of prison early after disfiguring the local district attorney, which doesn ’ t help his popularity. Nobody wants Joe to hang around, not his ex-wife, his parents or his former colleagues. Meanwhile, local mafia don Manny Vassey is dying of cancer and keen to cut a deal with God. He ’ s think of singing to the DA if this will set him up for a better afterlife. And he knows everythin that will send Joe down again for a ery shor time.

Set in the pressure cooker of a relativel small town, Small Crimes is an explosive thriller that rings the claustrophobic hell of Jim Thompson and James M. Cain right up to date.
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Number of Pages
272
Original Title of the Book
Small Crimes
Publication Date
Published March 20th 2008 by Serpent's Tail

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Joe has spent seven month in priso and once released would like nothing ore than to tak his past behind him, reunite with his ife and children, and live happily every after.

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I was right that there was th decen story buried under the film.Joe Denton is a completely toxic human being and ca be avoided at all cost.

Bad people and worse deeds are attracted to him like a magnet and he shoul ’ t expect to figure out why because he feels he ’ s a retty decen guy.

Thi novel is pure noir and there ’ s nothing approaching romance.Joe needs someone to be dead or he will end up worse.

No one even deserves to escape and especially not Joe Denton.His wife and two daughters made it out, thank goodness.

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His old Sheriff also meets him and invites him know that he is ot a free an and he has to finish what he started before he was sent down and to top it all, the local mob bosses son lets him know he is no due$ 30k in bad debts.

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ow, today, it 's due back at the library and it could leave the pile of books, so I kno I would say something, right?

I usually like the dea of first person crime novels, only if the protagonis is less than likable or even reliable, those things usually make the book better.

Ok, this eview is going no where, but I eel like I 've accomplished a little ore than othing, and a book can now go back to the library.

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Finally I figured out that Joe Denton was as full of s*** as a porta-potty on a construction site, I was reluctant to stan back and enjoy the ook.

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